Given

The purpose to write may not be planned, but in their quest, the writer may submit to places they never thought they would. When this happened to me, I was worried that I wouldn’t get paid a greater sum. The publication looked a little obscure and unknown from where I stood. But in the words of a wise old mother, literally giving a piece to someone, that may be discarded by others, is a volunteering kindness.

Forgiven

The surface of my review, written in 2000, looked fine, and sounded good. But then I saw flaws and blemishes and I should have known better. It’s like the coach ironing out any deficiencies in an otherwise acceptable even good performance. On the looks of things, my review appeared good, but looking closer, there were things to improve on. However, I’m forgiven, and can only get better.

The message of the cross

Carrying on from the previous post, what is the message of the cross that it is so powerful? Even more powerful than people’s power? Here are my thoughts:

Jesus hanging on the cross looks like defeat, but there’s a hidden power behind the cross. The power of the cross is like a whirlwind, a storm of supernatural origin that one can’t see, but is something that operates in the spiritual realm. This power is power over sin and death that can help a human being overcome one’s powerlessness over death and sin. God’s power suffices instead of human power, to overcome the problems of death and sin in individual lives.

Never gone

I was calling out, you weren’t gone;

I was too far gone,
But you stayed there with me.

Not far away, but still, right there.

I remember the day I was forlorn;
But you didn’t leave me alone,

You were always there, you were present,
Jesus stayed his Spirit never gone

 

Rap-a-rella: Victorious

1.
I’m going through hard times
It’s getting me down
People put the knife in
I need to turn around

 

2.
Too much to take
But I’m not out
The silver linings here and its putting me right
The light’s about to strike

 

Chorus:
I praise the Lord
My heart’s in one accord,
I’m with you,
But you’re not with me,
I don’t care because
Jesus gives me victory

 

3.
Before too long
I’m back again
You had me trapped
But I’m not dead
I’m here for the trenches, and
I’m bound to stay
Remember my song
When you’re down, and can’t play
Just give it to God, and you’ll be okay.

 

Chorus:
I praise the Lord
My heart’s in one accord,
I’m with you,
But you’re not with me,
I don’t care because
Jesus gives me victory

 

4.
You played your game
It was your sin
But I don’t care
Because Jesus is my friend

 

Chorus:
I praise the Lord
My heart’s in one accord,
I’m with you,
But you’re not with me,
I don’t care because
Jesus gives me victory